1977 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race

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Senior men's race at the 1977 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 5th
Date March 20
Host city Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, West Germany West Germany
Location Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf-Grafenberg
Nations participating 21
Athletes participating 168
Races 1
Distances 12.3 km – Senior men

The Senior men's race at the 1977 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Düsseldorf, West Germany, at the Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf-Grafenberg on March 20, 1977. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.[1]

Complete results,[2] medallists, [3] and the results of British athletes[4] were published.

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12.3 km)[edit]

Individual[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Léon Schots  Belgium 37:43
2 Carlos Lopes  Portugal 37:48.2
3 Detlef Uhlemann  West Germany 37:52.2
4 Franco Fava  Italy 37:53
5 Bernie Ford  England 37:54
6 Euan Robertson  New Zealand 37:57
7 Karel Lismont  Belgium 38:04
8 Tony Simmons  England 38:12
9 David Black  England 38:13
10 Enn Sellik  Soviet Union 38:15
11 Leonid Moseyev  Soviet Union 38:18
12 Hans-Jürgen Orthmann  West Germany 38:20
13 Mariano Haro  Spain 38:24
14 Allister Hutton  Scotland 38:25
15 Steve Austin  Australia 38:25
16 Vladimir Merkushin  Soviet Union 38:27
17 Noel Tijou  France 38:28
18 Eric de Beck  Belgium 38:29
19 Michael Karst  West Germany 38:30
20 Aleksandr Antipov  Soviet Union 38:32
21 Gerry Deegan  Ireland 38:34
22 Willy Polleunis  Belgium 38:36
23 Chris Wardlaw  Australia 38:39
24 Jeff Wells  United States 38:40
25 Fernando Fernandez  Spain 38:45
26 Luigi Zarcone  Italy 38:50
27 Frank Grillaert  Belgium 38:50
28 Abdelkrim Djelassi  Tunisia 38:50
29 Steve Kenyon  England 38:51
30 Fernando Mamede  Portugal 38:51
31 Pierre Levisse  France 38:51
32 Adelaziz Bouguerra  Tunisia 38:51
33 Jack Foster  New Zealand 38:51
34 Gerard Barrett  Australia 38:51
35 Barry Smith  England 38:51
36 Jim Brown  Scotland 38:52
37 Rob de Castella  Australia 38:52
38 Dan Glans  Sweden 38:52
39 Howard Healey  New Zealand 38:52
40 Nikolay Radostev  Soviet Union 38:52
41 Laurence Reilly  Scotland 38:52
42 Gary Tuttle  United States 38:52
43 Mike McLeod  England 38:53
44 Jos Hermens  Netherlands 38:53
45 Dave Bedford  England 38:53
46 John Dixon  New Zealand 38:53
47 Aleksandr Matveyev  Soviet Union 38:53
48 Werner Meier   Switzerland 38:53
49 Andrew McKean  Scotland 38:53
50 Jean-Luc Paugam  France 38:53
51 Eddy van Mullen  Belgium 38:54
52 Ulf-Håkan Spik  Finland 38:54.2
53 Günther Zahn  West Germany 38:54.4
54 David Sirl  New Zealand 38:54.6
55 Shag Musa Medani  Sudan 38:54.6
56 Ricardo Ortega  Spain 38:54.8
57 Rabah Zaidi  Tunisia 38:54.8
58 Mansour Guettaya  Tunisia 38:55
59 Lucien Rault  France 38:55.2
60 Bernie Plain  Wales 38:55.4
61 Brian Lewry  Australia 38:55.6
62 Rees Ward  Scotland 38:55.8
63 Mohamed Zaidi  Tunisia 38:55.8
64 Michael Lederer  West Germany 38:55.8
65 Paul Ballinger  New Zealand 38:55.8
66 Aniceto Simoes  Portugal 38:56
67 Danny McDaid  Ireland 38:56.2
68 Paul Kenney  Scotland 38:56.4
69 Seppo Nikkari  Finland 38:56.4
70 Pär Wallin  Sweden 38:56.6
71 Piet Vonck  Netherlands 38:56.8
72 Santiago de la Parte  Spain 38:56.8
73 Pierre Liardet  France 38:57
74 Eddy Rombaux  Belgium 38:57.2
75 Jochen Schirmer  West Germany 38:57.4
76 David Slater  England 39:00
77 Antonio Campos  Spain 39:04
78 Carlos Cabral  Portugal 39:08
79 Mike Bordell  United States 39:12
80 Markus Ryffel   Switzerland 39:16
81 Michel Lelut  France 39:20
82 Mateo Gómez  Spain 39:24
83 Pekka Päivärinta  Finland 39:28
84 Guy Bourban  France 39:32
85 Gilbert Bessières  France 39:36
86 Ivan Parluy  Soviet Union 39:40
87 Werner Grommisch  West Germany 39:44
88 Satimkul Dzhumanazarov  Soviet Union 39:48
89 John Graham  Scotland 39:52
90 Timothy O'Shaughnessy  Australia 40:00
91 Ray Treacy  Ireland 40:00.2
92 Aleksandr Fedotkin  Soviet Union 40:00.4
93 Hussein Soltani  Tunisia 40:00.6
94 John Robson  Scotland 40:01
95 Jon Wild  England 40:01.2
96 Bruno Lafranchi   Switzerland 40:01.4
97 Bruce Jones  New Zealand 40:01.6
98 Piet Waaning  Netherlands 40:01.8
99 Tom Wysocki  United States 40:01.8
100 Manuel Paiva  Portugal 40:02
101 Paddy Murphy  Ireland 40:02
102 Marco Marchei  Italy 40:03
103 Steve Jones  Wales 40:04
104 Tony Sandoval  United States 40:05
105 José Gil Ramperez  Spain 40:06
106 Jon Anderson  United States 40:11
107 John Sharpe  Canada 40:12
108 Bernhard Vifian   Switzerland 40:13
109 Neil Cusack  Ireland 40:14
110 Helder de Jesús  Portugal 40:15
111 Ricardo Rojas  United States 40:16
112 Steve Flanagan  United States 40:17
113 Luigi Lauro  Italy 40:18
114 Aarno Ristimäki  Finland 40:19
115 Juhani Sams  Finland 40:20
116 Dave Chettle  Australia 40:21
117 Padraig Keane  Ireland 40:22
118 Jukka Toivola  Finland 40:23
119 Jo Schout  Netherlands 40:25
120 Gianni Demadonna  Italy 40:27
121 Ali Gammoudi  Tunisia 40:29
122 José de Miguel Bartolome  Spain 40:31
123 Alan Cole  Wales 40:32
124 Carlos Tavares  Portugal 40:33
125 Arturo Iacona  Italy 40:34
126 Blaise Schull   Switzerland 40:35
127 Dic Evans  Wales 40:36
128 Albrecht Moser   Switzerland 40:37
129 Fred Bell  Wales 40:39
130 Estanislao Duran  Spain 40:40
131 Omer Khalifa  Sudan 40:44
132 Roger Robinson  New Zealand 40:45
133 Cherif Hannchi  Tunisia 40:46
134 Stefan Nilsson  Sweden 40:47
135 Kent Rayner  Australia 40:49
136 Henk Mentink  Netherlands 40:50
137 Trevor Hawes  Wales 40:52
138 Glen Grant  Wales 40:55
139 Vasco Pereira  Portugal 40:57
140 Gerard Nijboer  Netherlands 41:06
141 Lawrie Spence  Scotland 41:08
142 Steve Slocombe  Wales 41:09
143 Anders Borglund  Sweden 41:10
144 Thomas Brennan  Ireland 41:11
145 Bram Wassenaar  Netherlands 41:12
146 Doug Scorrar  Canada 41:14
147 Örjan Wallin  Sweden 41:22
148 Barry Jones  New Zealand 41:23
149 Gerard Kiernan  Ireland 41:24
150 Hugo Wey   Switzerland 41:30
151 Vince Engel  United States 41:31
152 Nil Lavallee  Canada 41:34
153 Gösta Johansson  Sweden 41:35
154 Paul Thijs  Belgium 41:42
155 Mick Morris  Wales 41:44
156 William Smart  Canada 41:46
157 Gunnar Holm  Sweden 41:48
158 Wayne Stewart  Canada 41:55
159 Donal Walsh  Ireland 42:00
160 Klaas Lok  Netherlands 42:35
161 James Langford  Australia 42:45
162 Joe Sax  Canada 42:55
163 Rolf Kårevik  Sweden 43:06
Jean-Marie Conrath  France DNF
Karl Fleschen  West Germany DNF
Giuseppe Gerbi  Italy DNF
Anacleto Pinto  Portugal DNF
Emiel Puttemans  Belgium DNF

Teams[edit]

Rank Team Points
1  Belgium
Léon Schots 1
Karel Lismont 7
Eric de Beck 18
Willy Polleunis 22
Frank Grillaert 27
Eddy van Mullen 51
(Eddy Rombaux) (74)
(Paul Thijs) (154)
(Emiel Puttemans) (DNF)
126
2  England
Bernie Ford 5
Tony Simmons 8
David Black 9
Steve Kenyon 29
Barry Smith 35
Mike McLeod 43
(Dave Bedford) (45)
(David Slater) (76)
(Jon Wild) (95)
129
3  Soviet Union
Enn Sellik 10
Leonid Moseyev 11
Vladimir Merkushin 16
Aleksandr Antipov 20
Nikolay Radostev 40
Aleksandr Matveyev 47
(Ivan Parluy) (86)
(Satimkul Dzhumanazarov) (88)
(Aleksandr Fedotkin) (92)
144
4  West Germany
Detlef Uhlemann 3
Hans-Jürgen Orthmann 12
Michael Karst 19
Günther Zahn 53
Michael Lederer 64
Jochen Schirmer 75
(Werner Grommisch) (87)
(Karl Fleschen) (DNF)
226
5  New Zealand
Euan Robertson 6
Jack Foster 33
Howard Healey 39
John Dixon 46
David Sirl 54
Paul Ballinger 65
(Bruce Jones) (97)
(Roger Robinson) (132)
(Barry Jones) (148)
243
6  Australia
Steve Austin 15
Chris Wardlaw 23
Gerard Barrett 34
Rob de Castella 37
Brian Lewry 61
Timothy O'Shaughnessy 90
(Dave Chettle) (116)
(Kent Rayner) (135)
(James Langford) (161)
260
7  Scotland
Allister Hutton 14
Jim Brown 36
Laurence Reilly 41
Andrew McKean 49
Rees Ward 62
Paul Kenney 68
(John Graham) (89)
(John Robson) (94)
(Lawrie Spence) (141)
270
8  France
Noel Tijou 17
Pierre Levisse 31
Jean-Luc Paugam 50
Lucien Rault 59
Pierre Liardet 73
Michel Lelut 81
(Guy Bourban) (84)
(Gilbert Bessières) (85)
(Jean-Marie Conrath) (DNF)
311
9  Spain
Mariano Haro 13
Fernando Fernandez 25
Ricardo Ortega 56
Santiago de la Parte 72
Antonio Campos 77
Mateo Gómez 82
(José Gil Ramperez) (105)
(José de Miguel Bartolome) (122)
(Estanislao Duran) (130)
325
10  Tunisia
Abdelkrim Djelassi 28
Adelaziz Bouguerra 32
Rabah Zaidi 57
Mansour Guettaya 58
Mohamed Zaidi 63
Hussein Soltani 93
(Ali Gammoudi) (121)
(Cherif Hannchi) (133)
331
11  Portugal
Carlos Lopes 2
Fernando Mamede 30
Aniceto Simoes 66
Carlos Cabral 78
Manuel Paiva 100
Helder de Jesús 110
(Carlos Tavares) (124)
(Vasco Pereira) (139)
(Anacleto Pinto) (DNF)
386
12  United States
Jeff Wells 24
Gary Tuttle 42
Mike Bordell 79
Tom Wysocki 99
Tony Sandoval 104
Jon Anderson 106
(Ricardo Rojas) (111)
(Steve Flanagan) (112)
(Vince Engel) (151)
454
13  Italy
Franco Fava 4
Luigi Zarcone 26
Marco Marchei 102
Luigi Lauro 113
Gianni Demadonna 120
Arturo Iacona 125
(Giuseppe Gerbi) (DNF)
490
14  Ireland
Gerry Deegan 21
Danny McDaid 67
Ray Treacy 91
Paddy Murphy 101
Neil Cusack 109
Padraig Keane 117
(Thomas Brennan) (144)
(Gerard Kiernan) (149)
(Donal Walsh) (159)
506
15  Finland
Ulf-Håkan Spik 52
Seppo Nikkari 69
Pekka Päivärinta 83
Aarno Ristimäki 114
Juhani Sams 115
Jukka Toivola 118
551
16   Switzerland
Werner Meier 48
Markus Ryffel 80
Bruno Lafranchi 96
Bernhard Vifian 108
Blaise Schull 126
Albrecht Moser 128
(Hugo Wey) (150)
586
17  Netherlands
Jos Hermens 44
Piet Vonck 71
Piet Waaning 98
Jo Schout 119
Henk Mentink 136
Gerard Nijboer 140
(Bram Wassenaar) (145)
(Klaas Lok) (160)
608
18  Wales
Bernie Plain 60
Steve Jones 103
Alan Cole 123
Dic Evans 127
Fred Bell 129
Trevor Hawes 137
(Glen Grant) (138)
(Steve Slocombe) (142)
(Mick Morris) (155)
679
19  Sweden
Dan Glans 38
Pär Wallin 70
Stefan Nilsson 134
Anders Borglund 143
Örjan Wallin 147
Gösta Johansson 153
(Gunnar Holm) (157)
(Rolf Kårevik) (163)
685
20  Canada
John Sharpe 107
Doug Scorrar 146
Nil Lavallee 152
William Smart 156
Wayne Stewart 158
Joe Sax 162
881
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Participation[edit]

An unofficial count yields the participation of 168 athletes from 21 countries in the Senior men's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]